Solar Options NZ Ltd

Put the power of the sun in your pocket


Solar Options, expert solar consultant lives by solar

It had been a long time dream for the Magner family to build a fully self-sustainable, eco-friendly, solar powered, off-grid home. In 2006, building began, resulting in a fully sustainable off-grid, high tech lifestyle, proving that it is possible for solar homes to have all the conveniences of a grid powered house. 

"living off grid, on Ohakana Island on Ohiwa Harbour, in a home powered entirely by solar is so satisfying ... drawing all our energy requirements from an abundant, limitless, natural resource ... provides a great sense of lifestyle empowerment."


 


 

Solar's the only way

Solar Options (NZ) Ltd is a family owned business based in Whakatane, the Sunshine Capital of New Zealand. Gerard Magner, founder of Solar Options (NZ) Ltd knows all about utilizing solar energy, having been involved in implementing and delivering solar solutions on projects in Australia, Ireland and now New Zealand.  When it came to building the family home, it made perfect sense to go the eco friendly way. 

 

Share the Solar off grid experience

It was our aim, at Solar Options to provide, reliable solar systems at affordable prices. We wanted to share our experience and make it possible for other families to achieve an energy self-sufficient lifestyle. We have learnt that Solar is a lifestyle investment which makes real returns to any home. We also wanted to show other families how to live independently of electricity companies, by dramatically reducing or completely eliminating a monthly electricity. 


 

Solar builds better healthier homes and families

We knew that through our pioneering solar experience, we had acquired valuable knowledge and information on sustainability, that needed sharing with our community. We wanted to share the benefits of an off-grid lifestyle, to encourage more families to take up an eco friendly lifestyle. Our idea was to share the success and satisfaction and offer sound advice and great, high-quality products at reasonable prices. With solar incorporated into more homes, the benefits had to impact on our community, fostering healthy, happy families.


 

 

"living off grid, on Ohakana Island on Ohiwa Harbour, in a home powered entirely by solar is so satisfying ... drawing all our energy requirements from an abundant, limitless, natural resource ... provides a great sense of lifestyle empowerment."